23rd Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 14 & 15, 2024 | Saturday 10am-10:30pm; Sunday 10am-7:00pm


Wishing Tree Contest


Enter to win 2 Day Passes to Niagara Celtic. 10 Winners!


About Our Wishing Tree

Our Wishing Tree is a community art project made by festival visitors. Its origins come from old traditions in Celtic nations; variations include Fairy Trees, May Trees, Votive Trees, and more.

Wishes are added to the tree as offerings to deities or wee folk, in hopes the wishers will receive help/ guidance towards the wish or prayer. Public wishes are written on paper, and private wishes (called clouties or clooties) are string or ribbons tied to the tree. At the end of our festival, all wishes are ceremoniously sent to the heavens, with help from the Fire Keepers, where we hope many receive help in coming true!

The Contest has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated; winners will be announced in the coming days.

Contest Rules

The Wishing Tree Contest is accepting submissions through August 25, 2023. Complete the free form below to enter, and we'll add your wish to this year's tree.

Limit one (1) wish per person & per email; duplicate entries will be discarded. Any wishes deemed innappropriate will be disqualified from the contest. Odds in winning depend on number of participants. Value of prize $40-50.

10 winners will be notified by email; they will receive two (2) complimentary day passes to Niagara Celtic, good for use on either Saturday or Sunday. Must be collected prior to festival weekend.  Good luck and thanks for participating!